Latin America is a Geographic Unit (GU) of the Society of Environmental
Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), established to promote and undertake
activities of SETAC in Latin America, and to support other GUs in Asia/Pacific,
Europe, Africa, and North America. SETAC Latin America (SLA) is dedicated to
the use of multidisciplinary approaches to examine the impacts of stressors,
chemicals, and technology on the environment. SLA also provides an open forum
for scientists and institutions engaged in the study of environmental problems,
management and regulation of natural resources, education, research and
development, and manufacturing.
A unique strength of SETAC is its commitment to balance the interests of
academia, business, and government. The Society by-laws mandate equal
representation from these three sectors for officers, Board of Directors, and
The primary goals of SETAC Latin America are:
- To support the development of principles and practices
for protection, enhancement and management of sustainable environmental
quality and ecosystem integrity.
- To encourage interactions among environmental
scientists and disseminate information on environmental toxicology and
- To provide a forum for communication among
professionals in government, business, academia, and other segments of the
environmental science community and for the protection and welfare of the
Join the SETAC Latin America discussion group to stay informed of all things SETAC Latin America. The Group can be found HERE.